Okay, at first it was just a sly hint, a trickle of wishfulness, but it’s become a pretty serious subject of open discussion now, both on social media and on the street: How long do you think Trump will last as President?
Some say he’s going to commit an apparently impeachable offense, and Congress will go after him. If that’s the case, he has two choices: (1) to ride it out and hope to carry the day, with his mass of toothless supporters pressuring the House and Senate enough that they won’t convict him, or, (2) he just pulls a Nixon and goes away.
Others, me among them, think he’s just going to get tired of all the shit he has to put up with and he’s just going to take a hike, saying “I picked a really great vice president, and I think he’ll be a great president. He’ll finish the job of making America great again.” And then he’ll just quit.
Personally, I think that he was in it for the “deal,” to prove he could do it, but we all know that as soon as he finishes a deal, he just moves onto the next one. He never sticks around to do the grunt work it takes to actually make the deal work. He’s got “people” for that.
Well, he won the deal. He got elected. He’s proven he could do it. It’s a matter of time before he tires of the day-to-day bother of being President of the United States. So let’s have some fun.
How long do YOU think he’ll stay? Just go down to the comments section below and post your guess. Name the year, the month, the date and the hour Trump officially leaves office. The contest will go on as long as Trump is President. It will end when I award the prizes—some official White House stuff I’ve accumulated over the years—to the person who has the closest guess to that day.
Okay, as of this week, he’s made it two months. How much longer? Register your guess. I think my web host requires an e-mail address to leave a comment, but I promise not to share that with anyone. Include your name with your guess. If you win, we’ll announce it right here, and send you an e-mail, and you can claim the prizes.
I’ll start. I’m picking 12 noon, July 4, 2017. Even though I hope I don’t have to wait that long.
The rest of you: GO!
Oh one little thing. Forum Communications, my web host, says I have to approve all comments (it’s for my own protection), so it might take a little while for your guess to show up. So don’t panic if it doesn’t show up right away. I’ll get to my computer and approve it eventually.